Seller: jandmaus (247) 100%, Location: Keene, New Hampshire, Ships to: US, Europe, CA, JP, AU, Item: 332046069751 CELTIC BRONZE RING Ring of "Taranis" the Celtic "Thunder God"! Size 9 1/2 Average Opening = 19.39mm Antiquities Corner is proud to present this fine historical artifact for your collecting pleasure. These artifacts were originally designed to be enjoyed by their owners and I have tried to return these treasures to a state which will both charm and enchant their new owners and show the skill and craftsmanship of old. STUPENDOUS !!! This ring was found at a site in the Danube Valley and dates from between 200 B.C. and 200 A.D. This incredible ring features a 13mm X 9mm bezel in a lozenge shape. There is a wonderful double lightning bolt motif done in two panels and having a nice outlining decoration. This symbol is attributed to the European Celtic people's Thunder God, TARANIS. The name Taranis derives from the Indo-European root 'taran' meaning thunderer or thunder. He has been depicted as a wise, patriarchal being holding a lightening bolt and a solar wheel. There are also a series of zig-zag linear decorations running around the edge of the bezel. and a VERY wide band which measures a full 4mm wide at the very back of the band. If you look closely at the first two pictures you will note that there is some wear from rubbing on both shoulders. In addition to adding some character to this ring it also lets you see how well rounded the surfaces of this ring are. This ring was undoubtedly worn by the same person for many years. The ring is so rounded that the light reflects off of all surfaces. Both the color and shine of this terrific ring are 1st Rate. This is the perfect ring for someone looking for a classically masculine ring in a nice wearable size. This is one of those rings that is VERY solid and all the rounded surfaces make this a comfortable ring. Look at the color and shine of this ring which is AMAZING in a treasure of such great antiquity. The picture below shows the GREAT shine of tonights rings. This ring is a MUST HAVE for any collector of Ancient Celtic Treasures!!! Use the Buy It Now option to be sure you get this SPECTACULAR ring Those of you who know will agree that finding one of these with such a lovely glow is a seldom seen occurrence! ________________________________________________________________ This ring is Round & Sound and 100% wearable This ring has a Wonderful Golden color to it with faint patina traces remaining This ring is not a perfect circle but measures right around a size 9 1/2 American Average Opening measures 19.39mm ________________________________________________________________ This ring is a TRUE GEM and would make a wonderful addition to any collection or as a piece of wearable ANCIENT ART! We will include a Certificate of Authenticity with each ring Be sure to check out ALL of our other auctions for more nice pieces of Ancient Jewelry. Please note that we have gone to private auction to protect our buyers from people who have been harvesting the email addresses of our buyers and sending them emails with false offers or other misleading information. We are not associated with any other person and respect your privacy and never give or sell the email addresses of our buyers. This sale is in US $ and payment will be accepted via paypal, or credit card unless other arrangements are made with the seller. Item to be paid for within 10 days of sale.No returns unless item arrives not as described in listing. Buyer to pay $7.00 for U.S.P.S.Priority Mail & confirmed delivery within the U.S. International Buyers please e-mail us for shipping costs to destinations outside the U.S. Please email us for insurance costs if desired Items will be shipped when check or M.O. clears unless winning bidder has 10 or more positive feedbacks in which case item will be shipped ASAP Please CLICK HERE and visit our "About ME" page for important announcements and updates at Acorn Games Good Luck and HAPPY BIDDING!. Thank You. You can get more info about this item by clicking on our logo below Click below to... View my other auctions Auctiva, THE simple solution for eBay sellers.